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How to Make Your Car Continue to Run Smoothly

Instead of constantly trying to repair your car and fixing it after the fact, you should strive to make sure that your car continues to run smoothly. In other words, you should engage in more preventive maintenance, as this will not only save you more money in the long-run, it will help to ensure that you don’t run into any unexpected problems. The problem is that many people don’t actually engage in their own maintenance, whether it’s due to a lack of knowledge or being intimidated about having to do it themselves. Sometimes it’s both, and it usually leads to…

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The Technology of Google’s Driverless Car

Google’s driverless cars are currently being tested in parts of California and are being developed vigorously by the company. In fact, the promise of driverless cars is so great that many other auto manufacturers are currently developing their own technology. While we are still years away from them being available to the general public, Google is spearheading the movement and refining and perfecting these cars on a daily basis. The technology behind these cars is quite complex, but not entirely unheard of. Much of the technology that is being used is already used for other software and applications, meaning that…

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IRS Changes to Overseas Shipping Rules

Identity theft continues to be a big issue in overseas shipping, especially with the multitude of scams that are in existence. One action that the IRS has taken to try and rectify this issue is in changing the identification requirements that are needed in order to ship cars internationally. In the past, the ID number that was used was the person’s Social Security number. Now, they have recently changed the required ID to be one’s Employee Identification Number, which is also known as EIN.        Not to worry though. Obtaining an Employee Identification Number is quite easy to…

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How to Estimate the Value of Classic Cars

Estimating the value of a classic car can be quite the challenge, especially if you have never done it before. There are a variety of factors that can affect its value, including ever-changing market trends and location. However, there are some steps you can take that will allow being able to estimate its value as accurately as possible. Check out the following: Gauge Its Popularity Level Certain classic cars age better than others in terms of holding on to their value and not depreciating as fast. The reason is that some classic cars simply have an allure and appeal that…

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Transporting Cars from Auction to Port

Bidding on vehicles in auctions today has never been easier, especially thanks to the multitude of smartphone apps that are available. You can now seamlessly bid on more than one vehicle at the same time, which can make it easier to get a good deal. However, transporting the vehicle after you win it can be a challenge if you’re not sure of what to do. Check out the following guide and you should be fine. Pay For Everything in Full While you might be able to arrange for different financing options, you will most likely have to pay for the…

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Shipping Luxury Cars to China

As one of the world’s fastest growing economies with a newly emerging middle class, China now has a car market that is outpacing that in the United States. In fact, it has reached the point where many now view it as the largest market for automobiles in the world. Even though the Chinese Government has many protectionist policies in place, many exporters from the United States are taking advantage of this new demand. The Reason Why New Cars Are Being Exported to China Just like in the United States, despite the immense differences in culture and government, all new cars…

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

Many people are often quite confused when faced with the decision of whether or not to purchase winter tires or all-season tires. The main source of confusion is in the fact that people do not understand the advantages that both can offer, as well as their disadvantages. With that being said, check out the following comparison in order to have a better idea of which one is right for you. Winter Tires The main advantages to winter tires are: They are able to provide better braking performance in conditions that are snowy, slippery, and icy. They are capable of performing…

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How to Transport Your Convertible Car

No matter what type of convertible car you have, transporting it with an auto shipping company means that you should be aware of some special requirements. Convertibles are much more fragile than regular cars, which is something to be aware of when deciding to transport one. This is especially true if you own a soft top convertible, as opposed to a hard top convertible. The reason is that, even if the top is placed on it, its softer material means that it can get punctured or damaged in some other way. This is no reason to worry though. If you…

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Buying a Car from eBay

Buying a car from eBay is something that is much more popular than you would think. Many people frequently visit eBay for the purposes of trying to find a great vehicle at the best price possible. But, even though auto sales are eBay’s biggest revenue source, buying a vehicle online should always be done with caution. However, if you follow the suggestions below, you won’t have much to worry about: Make Sure To Do Your Research You should try to do as much research as possible on the vehicle that you’re thinking about buying or bidding on. Besides doing the…

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Is It Safe to Ship Your Vintage Car?

The question of whether it’s safe or not to ship your vintage car is something that most owners will wrestle with if they have auto transport needs. This is only natural, as your vintage car is your prized possession and is extremely valuable, both personally and in real-life. You should know though that the answer to your question is yes, it is perfectly safe to ship your vintage car. However, you should always hire a trustworthy, reliable auto transport company that has experience in doing so. Make sure to check out the Better Business Bureau’s website at www.bbb.org to check…

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Golden State Classics Car Club

This year, the Golden State Classics Car Club is holding their annual event, the Paso Robles Classic Car Weekend, over Labor Day weekend. Events will take place over September 4th and 5th, where over 300 classic cars are expected to be shown off to the crowds. All cars must be pre-1979 classic cars and must be finished, street legal, licensed, and insured. The Golden State Classic Car Club was founded in 1986 to preserve all types of antique, classic, and custom cars. The Club organizes events to showcase these cars and their owners, as well as raise money for local…

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Contributing Authors

Joe Webster

Joe WebsterJoe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. After college, he started his career in the…
 

Amanda Williams

Amanda WilliamsAmanda Williams is a mother, an author, and entrepreneur. Her pastimes include the San Diego Padres, anything and everything Disney related, reading for pleasure, running for fun, family trips to Sea World, the San Diego…
 

Neal Kearney

Neal KearneyGraduating from UCSC with a Bachelor's Degree in history, Neal has been an avid writer since childhood and loves writing about anything from automobiles or motorcycles to surfing. Neal has gotten quite a bit of…
 

Angela Caito

Angela CaitoAngela Caito wants to live in a world where love is prevalent, her children are happy, and her waist stays thin no matter how many Oreos she eats. She loves hiking, sailing, surfing, camping and…
 

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